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Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 2 (Epic Collection: Star Wars Legends: The Original Marvel Years) Paperback – July 25, 2017
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- Grade Level : 4 and up
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Paperback : 448 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1302906801
- ISBN-13 : 978-1302906801
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 0.95 x 10.2 inches
- Publisher : Marvel (July 25, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 9 and up
- Best Sellers Rank: #422,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There are some really great things about these issues. We get to see our heroes split up which allows them more time to shine. Leia gets an adventure to herself which shows that while she can do the action stuff with the guys but there's an entirely different dimension to her character. Luke earns a rival in a Baron who's trying to displace Vader in the Emperor's pleasure, while Vader himself moves in the background to find out who blew up the Death Star and lay a trap for him. A little Vader in this book goes a long way. We also get to see a beautiful conclusion to the plot arc for Valance the Bounty Hunter which began in the previous volume and ends with a confrontation with Vader.
Some of the best parts of this collection are the reprints from Star Wars Weekly that constitute six additional stories which couldn't be published as U.S. Comics so were serialized overseas. The first three stories included learning how Hans ended up indeted to Jabba the Hut and the story of how Leia learned how to use a blaster so well in coming from a planet without weapons. Among those three was the best story in the book, "The Day After the Death Star" in which a cocky Luke goes on a victory joyride after destroying the Death Star only to have the fact that he's in the middle of war brought to him in an all-too real way.
The only issues that were a it off was Issue 24 (which features a clumsy frame to set up a story about Obi-Wan) and Issue #38, a story that reads as pure filler. It features a guest artist who doesn't do a great job drawing the Star Wars characters and the story itself isn't bad but feels a bit generic for Star Wars.
Beyond that most of the book is pretty darn good Space Opera set right before the Empire Strikes Back
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quirky adventures from the Star Wars Heyday.
Snagged my copy for £10 delivered.
I'd like to have all the volumes of the original Marvel Star Wars Comics - 5 Volumes, I belive.
Not to be taken too seriously -
Check that back cover out ...
Chewie, Luke, Han and Jawa!!
450 pages and great print quality.
Highly reccomended to any Retro minded Star Wars fan.
As for the product itself, it's purely nostalgic for me. I used to buy the comic when I was a kid. I love the artwork of Carmine Infanto. It's also interesting to see where Marvel comics took 'Star Wars', and how it was totally ignored by the movies! The envisioning of Jabba the Hut in particular. Disney wasn't the first to jettison Star Wars 'E.U." material.